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Has Anyone Been Pulled Over While Experiencing Fibro Symptoms Such As Vertigo And Being Off Balance? If So, Did It Cause A Problem?

Has Anyone Been Pulled Over While Experiencing Fibro Symptoms Such As Vertigo And Being Off Balance? If So, Did It Cause A Problem?

I often wonder what would happen on days that my vertigo and balance is off due to my Fibromyalgia and I happen to get pulled over? My doctor told me my vertigo is due to my Fibro. My pupils do get a little jumpy which is why I get the vertigo etc. On some days, I find myself losing my balance and tripping a lot. I just wondered if anyone has any personal experiences with law enforcement regarding this and what was the outcome?

over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

They will tell u that u should not be driving and give u a ticket or/& take your license away from u !! Be careful !

over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

oh yes ! as i was one of them mine was taken in 1990 something ! in 2014 i got them back ! but something was fishy,my DR had to sign a paper stating that i had not had a seizure for 2 years .then i had to takeit to the DMV and then they have to look of it! and then they call you on the phone for an interview ! now here is the weird part he told me i could have got them back in 1997 !!!!! i was like what the f . and he wanted to know why i did not get them back ! well i sure did not know anything about that ! so after a week i was able to go take the test and passed ! so yes check out with your state D M V !love peace joy and happiness always michele

almost 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

Texasgirl I luckily have never been pulled over but I have had the vertigo so bad that my hubby has come to my location and when the "spell" has improved he will drive behind me , down very quiet streets with almost no traffic, to get me home. Mind you my vertigo was improved enough that I felt I could drive. I wouldn't take that chance if it weren't. I noticed that my vertigo get markedly worse when I'm stressed. I remember when my son got married for about a month before my vertigo came often. My aunt asked me if it was stress related and sure enough during other stressful situations that followed the same thing happened. When my son got married the stress was knowing there was a strong chance of being in the same room with my EX who is a vile man and my 2 children he isolated from me. Well he didn't go. He found a stupid reason not to go with my kids. Then when one of those 2 children that were isolated against me, my son, got married his wife told him that his father had brainwashed him and that he should make contact with me. It was awkward at first. We chatted because he was deployed to Africa. And the couple of times we talked on the phone it was against his will. I had never met his wife and when the day came that I did I was a nervous wreck. My hands were shaking so bad I couldn't hold my cup. I was afraid that if she didn't like me she would tell Eric to cease communication. Luckily we talked and connected immediately when we met. We recognized how my Ex manipulated the kids and their lives. Well the couple of weeks leading up to my meeting with his wife I was experiencing vertigo. For me stress is a huge factor in my vertigo. And last month when I saw my pain dr. it was a day when my balance was extremely bad. The dr had to steady me a couple of times. He asked me how often I was like this because it couldn't be safe. Welcome to my world. Hope you are doing well. Hugs

about 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

So Texas Girl, just what does your partner say about this ? For me, when the brain fog is active, everything goes to hell in a hand basket. My brain isn't active, my reflexes dont work properly. I cant think. Usually it takes a day of rest followed by a meat and veggie kind of me, then a few and crackers before bed, sometimes a little oatmeal ... The key is rest and good nutrition, the next day the Fibro fog lifts and I can carry on. I dont understand how some say they can drive, even work. I tried to go to work on a Fibro fog day. I took a taxi to my hwy bus, stood in front of the bus in a daze. The driver laughed and said, well are you coming with us today ? Such a fog, I didnt know to show him my pass and get on the bus. That is my typical fog. I would not be responsible enough, insufficient judgment, blurred vision that later clears. I would not want to have another accident, especially causing someone else to be sick, or die. Please if you have fog, stay home and rest, or if you think you can function at work, and must be there, then take public transit, or perhaps your partner can drive you. Move closer to work so you can walk. But again, I'm surprised your fog lets your body function. My brain fog shuts my body down until its rested. This robs me of pretty much every other day.

about 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

well he would get me home, but said he would have to see what protocol is on that. Like I could say i'm not on drugs but I am thanks to the pain. It's a toss up. I don't drive especially since the stroke.

about 6 years ago

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